Phoenix Bike Accident Lawyer
The Dangers of Bicycle Riding
A collision between an automobile and a bicycle usually results in serious and traumatic injuries for the cyclist. In 2013, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation there were 2039 bicycle crashes in Arizona, resulting in 1,679 injuries and 30 bicyclist deaths. Cyclists are exposed and vulnerable on the road. Even when they are obeying all laws, one irresponsible or careless decision made by a stranger driving a nearby car can cause an accident that could change their life forever. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident because of a driver’s negligence or carelessness, the Arizona attorneys at the Law Offices of William D. Black would like to help you. According to the state of Arizona’s traffic laws, bicycles are considered “moving vehicles,” just like cars and trucks – but cyclists do not enjoy the luxury of a protective metal car body to protect them in an accident. Because of this vulnerability, cyclists are almost always injured in a crash with a car. Car-bicycle collisions can cause serious head and brain trauma, life-altering bodily injuries, and in the worst cases, death.
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If you have been injured in a bicycle accident and want first-rate legal representation, please contact our office. You can call us day or night at 602.265.2600 or contact us online. We provide fee initial consultation on all serious injury matters. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. We have represented many victims of bicycle injury accidents.
Typical bike injuries are knee and ankle injuries, but bicycle crashes also frequently result in broken clavicles and shoulder injuries. Broken finger bones and wrists bones, as well as wrist injuries rarely seen in car crashes are common in bicycle crashes as a cyclist commonly reacts by putting out his or her hands to attempt to break the fall from the bike. In spite of the increased use of helmets, traumatic brain injuries are also common in bicycle collision cases. There are a number of different types of bicycle crashes. Some can be caused by other vehicles, but some are a result of a defectively designed or assembled bicycle. Others can result from negligent road design or negligent roadway maintenance. Sometimes hazards such potholes or loose gravel or sand, potholes or other debris are present which can cause cyclists to lose control and badly injure themselves.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, attorneys at the Law Offices of William D. Black understand the challenges you face and can evaluate your case to determine whether it was caused by provable negligence. As an injured accident victim, you most likely will incur significant medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, possibly permanent injury and scarring and other significant damages. We are experienced in processing claims involving motorist-bicycle accidents, and if you retain us we will make sure your claim investigation is completed properly and your recovery is maximized. In some cases, you may find that the negligent driver as was uninsured or underinsured and in this situation we can help you explore whether their is other Insurance which may cover the loss.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is very important for you to see a doctor immediately to document your injuries in a medical record. You should also make certain that you get the contact and insurance information from the at-fault driver. We can also refer you to excellent medical care, in the event you have difficulty finding a doctor on your own. Many of our doctors to whom we refer patients are board certified and some of them agree to work on a lien basis. We handle most bicycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not owe us anything unless and until we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.